Summary: "One in the Same" describes Eddie Duran and Loren Tate. If you're not familiar with the quote, it will make more since as you continue the Journey between the two in my story. Things will seem as if they couldn't get any worse between the characters of the story, but it only goes downhill before it makes its way up. This is a story about love, heartbreak, pain, healing, and etc. This is a story you won't regret putting time into reading.

Prologue

Loren Tate walked through the streets of the valley , smiling as the wind whispered a melody into her ears ,strolling its gentle fingers through her hair, causing it to rise from her neck and float into the air as if she were laying on the calming waves of the dark blue waters of the ocean. Her eyes squinting as the wind blew its drift onto her face. Loren hummed as the kids across the street were playfully singing her favorite childhood song.

" Down by the bay
Where the watermelons grow
Back to my home
I dare not go
For if I do
My mother will say
"Did you ever see a fly
Wearing a tie?"
Down by the bay.

Down by the bay
Where the watermelons grow
back to my home
I dare not go
For if I do
My mother will say
"Did you ever see a bear
Combing his hair?"
Down by the bay.

Down by the bay
Where the watermelons grow
Back to my home
I dare not go
For if I do
My mother will say
"Did you ever see a moose
Kissing a goose?"
Down by the bay."

Oh how she missed the days when her life was as simple as a known tune most kids her age were singing back then. Her ears twitched as they studied the noises of the comforting wind. Her legs stretched higher and higher as she made her way to the peak of Griffith Park. Her eyes enjoyed studying the view into the city. Loren realized that there was more to California than her part of the valley. Looking into the city made her feel as important as the tall buildings her eyes gazed upon. As she heard the footsteps of another, she quickly made her way back down to her section of the valley. Her eyes focused on the pavement of the ground, noticing that the pavement had a certain sparkle to it. Noise filled the air as she made her way closer to her small, yet comforting, house. She heard the horns of cars as they made their way pass her. As she made her way into her bed room, she pulled out her iPod, which always had a way of putting her in the best mood possible. Her favorite song by her main inspiration, Adele, filled the buds of her small earphones. She sang the lyrics out loud, not realizing that her volume was a little louder than expected.

"Let the sky fall
When it crumbles
We will stand tall)

Where you go I go
What you see I see
I know I'd never be me
Without the security
Of your loving arms
Keeping me from harm
Put your hand in my hand
And we'll stand"

-Skyfall Adele

Before she knew it, the song was over and had already changed to another. Her head rested on her pillow as she waited for the next song to fill her ear buds.

"Breathe it in, can you feel it in your soul?
Under your skin, just let it take control

Tonight is gonna be our night
The beating rythm, feel the energy inside
I know your body wants to explode
Your feet just wana go
We're gona feel alive
There's something in the air, yeah!
Yeah we're gona have a good time
There's something in the air, yeah!
Yeah we're gona have a good time
Whoa oh whoa oh, whoa oh whoa oh
Whoa oh whoa oh, whoa oh whoa oh"

The pleasant, strong noise of Loren's voice filled the room as she sang along to Eddie Duran's number one hit, Something In The Air . She was never a huge fan of Eddie Duran, but his music always had a way of urging her to sing along.

Eddie Duran played with the strings of his guitar as the words to a new hit came crashing into his head. He spoke the words aloud, trying to fit them in with the chords of the guitar. Not finding the right chords to match the words of the song had a way of frustrating Eddie. A sigh of frustration was released as he made his way to his balcony to gaze upon the lights of the beautiful city. He rubbed his fingers through his hair, letting the wind make its way through his scalp. A visit to his balcony always gave him the inspiration he needed. His lips curved into a grin as the words came floating in his head. The notebook he'd left yesterday on the balcony came of great use. There was no pause in between each word he'd written, because the words were already thought through in his mind.

"Knock, Knock, Knock."

The knocks caused Eddie to jump a little. He was so focused on the song that he was caught off guard by the loud knocking. A sigh of annoyance escaped his lips as he made his way toward the door. A grin was formed as he opened the door only to find Papa Max standing behind it. Papa Max was Eddie's rock star dad. Ever since his mom passed away, his dad felt that he needed to keep performing so he could always have a piece of Katy Duran whenever he stole the stage. Papa Max and Eddie would sometimes even work on songs together since neither of them had a certain muse to write about. Eddie ended it with his ex Fiancé Chloe a year ago and hasn't heard from her ever since she moved to Chicago. Last he heard anything about Chloe was in a magazine. Apparently she is engaged to get married to Dylan Boyd.

"Any luck on the new song?" Papa Max showed concern in between the words as he spoke. Eddie put his career aside for the past couple of months. He thought he needed to enjoy life a little before he went back to his non-stop working.

"Actually, I'm having more luck on this song than any other. Usually it takes me days just to come up with the right lyrics, but this time they are floating into my head without me over thinking them."Eddie spoke as he was writing down the lyrics.

"Mmm, that's good. You seem to be having better luck than I am," Papa Max spoke looking down at the tiles of the floor "But I just came by to tell you that I have a meeting with.. Nora Tate I think? I'm not sure what her name is but I have a meeting with her to discuss her being my new manager. Don't get me wrong, Johnny is a great manager, but I just feel that he has been slacking lately. I mean, He forgot to get me a spot at the Avalon! That's a pretty big deal."

"I agree. But does he know that you're on the lookout for a new manager?"

"That may not have come up in our last conversation."Max said as he was looking down to his feet in guilt.

Eddie's focus went from the notebook to Max's eyes.

"Dad… You need to tell him. At least give him a heads up so he can know to look for a new job. That's what I would call the least you could do." With that said, Eddie focused his eyes back on the notebook.

"I suppose you're right," Max said "But I need to ask you for a favor. I will need you to stop by Nora Tate's house, if that's her name, and pick up some papers she has for me. I'll text you the address."

Before Eddie could even accept or reject, Max made his way out of the door. Eddie shook his head from annoyance.

"I hate when he does that!" He said as he picked up his keys and started to his car.

Hi loves. It's Jessica! I hope you guys enjoyed the first chapter! Before you guys ask me any questions on this, Eddie and Loren will meet very soon. Max and Nora will meet soon as well. Mel, Adam, Ian, Adriana, Phil, Jake, Kelly and the other characters will find their way in the story soon enough! Till next time loves.

~Jessica